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Sunday, October 27 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
Social Impact Entertainment: Shifting Writers' Lenses

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What is Social Impact Entertainment, and how can you measure that impact? This panel will explore the different lenses writers can employ when designing their characters and their stories, as well as discussing examples of how working writers, directors, and producers can apply these principles to their creative content.

Must have an AFF Producers, Conference, or Weekend Badge for entry.

Moderators
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William Nix

executive producer The Prophet, This Is Ragtime: The Birth of American Music, Power, Return to Afghanistan, Firedancer; producer Gibran
William Nix, Chairman, Creative Projects Group® is a Producer with extensive experience in the entertainment, media, sports, and intellectual property fields. He is a member of the Producer's Council of the PGA, a founding member of its Social Impact Entertainment Task Force and... Read More →

Speakers
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Casey Suchan

director The Animal People
Suchan co-directed the critically acclaimed documentary Rock the Bells, a behind-the-scenes look at how a young concert promoter beat the odds to reunite the Wu-Tang Clan for their final performance with O.D.B. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and earned comparisons... Read More →
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Adolf El Assal

co-writer/director/producer Sawah
Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1981, Adolf El Assal grew up in Dubai, London and Luxembourg. After graduating with a MA in Filmmaking from Kingston University in the United Kingdom, he won his spurs while working on several video clips and TV shorts, and worked as a producer on Divizionz... Read More →
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Laura Herb

Program Manager, The Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment
Laura Herb is the Program Manager for The Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. She currently oversees all projects and day-to-day operations for the Center and was integral in the production and publication of the Center’s... Read More →


Sunday October 27, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm
The Driskill Hotel, Crystal Room 604 Brazos St, Austin TX 78701

Attendees (65)